Fault location identification of double circuit transmission line using discrete wavelet transform

Abdul Hadi Bin Mustapha, R Hamdan, F. H. Mohd Noh, N. A. Zambri, M. H. A. Jalil, Marlia Morsin, M.F. Basar


The importance of supplying undisturbed electricity keep increasing due to modernization and lifestyle. Any disturbance in the power system may lead to discontinuation and degradation in the power quality. Therefore, detecting fault, fault type and fault location is a major issue in power transmission system in order to ensure reliable power delivery system. This paper will compare two prominent methods to estimate the fault location of double circuit transmission line. Those methods are Discrete Wavelet Transform algorithm and Fast Fourier Transform algorithm. Simulations has been carried out in MATLAB/Simulink and a variety of fault has been imposed in order to analyse the capability and accuracy of the fault location detection algorithm. Results obtained portrayed that both algorithms provide good performance in estimating the fault location. However, the maximum percentage error produced by the Discrete Wavelet Transform is only 0.25%, 0.6% lower than maximum error produces by Fast Fourier Transform algorithm. As a conclusion, Discrete Wavelet Transform possesses better capability to estimate fault location as compared to Fast Fourier Transform algorithm.


Discrete Wavelet Transform, Fast Fourier Transform, Fault Location Identification, Double Circuit

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v15.i3.pp1356-1365


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